SUTD-SMU Dual Degree Programme
in Technology and Management
25 February 2014

1
Background
• 17 Oct 2011, SMU and SUTD signed an MOU to provide a
framework of cooperation in areas of mutual interest,
in...
Dual Degree Programme
• Building on these collaborations, SUTD and SMU will offer an
undergraduate SUTD-SMU Dual Degree Pr...
SUTD and SMU similar in many ways
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Modelled after American schools, but adapted for Singapore.
Share same spirit o...
SUTD and SMU similar in many ways
• Compulsory internship and community service requirements.
• International exposure thr...
Value Proposition
• This four-year programme will produce graduates who are
highly effective in an increasingly complex gl...
Programme structure
• Duration: 11 terms over 4 years + 1 internship, in both SUTD and SMU
campuses, allowing students to ...
Academic Calendar (11 terms)

IAP – Independent Activity Period
OR – Orientation
BK - Break
Note: SMU/SUTD Mutually Recogn...
Programme structure
Students will:
• Stay at SUTD hostel in first three terms (equivalent to one year
period).
• Acquire b...
Unique features
• Compulsory internship that is meaningful: 16 weeks
• Compulsory community service: 80 hours
• Opportunit...
Intake & Scholarship
• Inaugural intake: Up to 45 Singaporean students.
• Scholarship for deserving Singaporean students, ...
Career Prospects
• Students will enjoy the career services and advice of both universities.
• Mr Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Kepp...
Who should apply
• High achievers desiring a unique and rewarding programme.
• Highly motivated students from JCs, Polytec...
Admission information
• Applicants apply directly to SUTD. The short-listing and
selection process will be managed jointly...
SUTD-SMU Dual Degree Programme
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Singapore Management University & The Singapore University of Technology And Design, announce the launch of a dual degree program in in technology and and business management - a first of its kind in Singapore.

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SUTD-SMU Announce Dual Degree Programme in Technology and Management

  1. 1. SUTD-SMU Dual Degree Programme in Technology and Management 25 February 2014 1
  2. 2. Background • 17 Oct 2011, SMU and SUTD signed an MOU to provide a framework of cooperation in areas of mutual interest, including course development, collaborative teaching and research and student exchange • Under the MOU, 5 elective courses will be developed by SMU and delivered in SUTD. • Furthermore, high-achieving SUTD students will qualify for advanced placement in SMU’s Master of Science in Management and Master of Science in Innovation Programme. 2
  3. 3. Dual Degree Programme • Building on these collaborations, SUTD and SMU will offer an undergraduate SUTD-SMU Dual Degree Programme (DDP) in Technology and Management starting academic year 2014. • Students will pursue an engineering degree from SUTD and a business management degree from SMU for an interdisciplinary learning experience. • Students graduate with two degrees: – Bachelor of Engineering from SUTD – Bachelor of Business Management from SMU 3
  4. 4. SUTD and SMU similar in many ways • • • • Modelled after American schools, but adapted for Singapore. Share same spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Inculcate multi-disciplinary approach to solving problems. Expose students to real world through “outside-the-classroom” learning. 4
  5. 5. SUTD and SMU similar in many ways • Compulsory internship and community service requirements. • International exposure through exchanges, study missions, internships, competitions, etc. • Apply multi-modal assessment methods comprising written exams, project work, assignments. => Both universities are aligned in pedagogical approach. 5
  6. 6. Value Proposition • This four-year programme will produce graduates who are highly effective in an increasingly complex globalised world, and who will be technology and management-savvy leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, equipped with skills from crafting a design to strategising for success. • ‘Design’ is integrated into the curriculum, a differentiating feature from other dual degrees in Singapore and the region. • An iconic programme that will attract scholars who wish to pursue careers that leverage a broad-based education experience integrating technology, design and business. 6
  7. 7. Programme structure • Duration: 11 terms over 4 years + 1 internship, in both SUTD and SMU campuses, allowing students to interact more widely and belong to both communities. • Students must fulfil the credit requirements of both degree programmes. They will complete between 50 – 53 courses, including up to six codeveloped courses by SMU and SUTD, based on the pillar (specialisation): - Engineering Product Development - Engineering Systems and Design - Information Systems Technology and Design • Students take SUTD and SMU courses throughout the academic years at both campuses – an integrated, interdisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience. • Rigorous curriculum that combines the best of both universities. 7
  8. 8. Academic Calendar (11 terms) IAP – Independent Activity Period OR – Orientation BK - Break Note: SMU/SUTD Mutually Recognised Credits are spread out and taught over the 4 years *Information is subject to change 8
  9. 9. Programme structure Students will: • Stay at SUTD hostel in first three terms (equivalent to one year period). • Acquire business and engineering knowledge before going on an internship. • Fulfil non-academic requirements such as SUTD’s UPOP* and SMU’s Finishing Touch – career preparation programmes. • Complete a seamless three-term capstone (involving SUTD and SMU) with emphasis on technology and business. *UPOP: Undergraduate Practice Opportunity Programme 9
  10. 10. Unique features • Compulsory internship that is meaningful: 16 weeks • Compulsory community service: 80 hours • Opportunity to participate in overseas exchange with SUTD • Other overseas opportunities include community service, competitions and learning trips 10
  11. 11. Intake & Scholarship • Inaugural intake: Up to 45 Singaporean students. • Scholarship for deserving Singaporean students, covering full tuition fees and allowance for the following: - Overseas internship - Overseas community service/competition/study trip - Laptop - Books - Stipend 11
  12. 12. Career Prospects • Students will enjoy the career services and advice of both universities. • Mr Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Corporation, said: “The Dual Degree Programme offers a unique blend of technical knowledge and management rigour, which will give graduates entering the workforce the added advantage of multidisciplinary perspectives and competencies. Keppel, as a conglomerate with leading businesses globally, welcomes the introduction of the Programme as it can potentially produce a pipeline of well-rounded talents for our offshore & marine, property, as well as infrastructure businesses.” • Ms Low Sin Leng, Senior Advisor for Sembcorp Development, said: "I expect students graduating from this dual degree programme, which offers a powerful combination: Technology and Design excellence coupled with Business management, will be well sought after by global and local companies with engineeering and innovation focus." 12
  13. 13. Who should apply • High achievers desiring a unique and rewarding programme. • Highly motivated students from JCs, Polytechnics, IBs and NUS High School. • Open to applicants with a genuine interest in technology and business. Applicants must have outstanding academic results and demonstrate strong communication skills and leadership potential. • Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a joint committee comprising faculty from SUTD and SMU. 13
  14. 14. Admission information • Applicants apply directly to SUTD. The short-listing and selection process will be managed jointly by SUTD and SMU. • Application date: Now open • Closing date: 1 April 2014 • Information Sessions: – 1 & 2 Mar 2014, 12noon, SMU Open House – 8 & 9 Mar 2014, 12noon, SUTD Open House • Website: www.sutd.edu.sg • Enquiries: admissions@sutd.edu.sg 14
  15. 15. SUTD-SMU Dual Degree Programme in Technology and Management Q&A 15

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